For our 25th anniversary, we are holding our AGM on 12th March 2019 in Rothes Halls, Glenrothes.
It would be great to see past staff and board members, service users and volunteers come along and take a quick step back down memory lane and also hear about current exciting plans and developments, as well as the Fife premiere of a short film being made focussing on FEAT.
If you would like to come along, please get in touch as soon as possible, space (and sandwiches) will be limited!
We are celebrating success in 2019, having been shortlisted for two prestigious awards, locally and nationally.
We are a finalist in the Centre for Social Justice Awards (Work Category) and also the Fife Business Awards (Innovation) category, with both holding their ceremonies during March 2019 when we'll learn our fate.
This follows the success of two staff members in December 2018 who took prizes in the Fife Business Diversity Awards for overcoming barriers and successfully gaining and holding down employment with us. Arran Ritchie took the Bronze Award and Catherine Grubb won Gold at the ceremony - huge congratulations to them both!
The Centre for Social Justice Award ceremony takes place on March 5th in London. The CSJ Awards is an annual, high profile award ceremony that honours the best grassroot, poverty-fighting charities and social enterprises from across Britain. Five winners will receive a £10,000 grant and be profiled in front of hundreds of leading figures from across the country and we're excited to be a part of it this year.
The Fife Business Awards ceremony takes place on 29th March and will hosted by well-known personality Fred McAuley. We are in the running for an award for our excellence in creativity and innovation.
To win either of these awards will be difficult - we're up against stiff competition indeed, however this is a great way to celebrate our 25th Anniversary whatever the result!
Arran Ritchie and Catherine Grubb at the Fife Business Diversity Awards
At our latest external fidelity review, we are proud to confirm the Fife IPS Service moved from "good" to "exemplary" standard. We continue to be the highest-ranked IPS Service in Scotland and our aim is to maintain exemplary standard for the next 2 years, if we do manage to achieve that, we will then become Scotland's first Centre of Excellence for IPS!
We still have a lot of hard work to do to reach that point but we are well up for the challenge!
Congratulations to the team for this achievement - the Fidelity Review is robust and takes place over several days, so relieved it's over for another year and delighted with the outcome!
Fife IPS Employment Specialists (Frankie, Alex & William)
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Finalist in the Centre for Social Justice Awards 2019 in the Work Category
Finalist in the 2019 Fife Business Awards in the Excellence in Creativity and Innovation Category
Finalist in Kingdom FM Local Hero Awards 2018 for Best Community Group
Recruiter Magazine UK Charity of the Year 2016 : Fife Voluntary Sector Award Winner for Partnerships 2014 & 2016; Runner-up Herald Society Awards 2014; Runner-up GlaxoSmithKline Impact Awards 2017; TSB Charity Partner of the Year (Glenrothes) 2017.
Healthy Working Lives : Bronze Medal Holders